According to William H. Bevan, president of Marine Technologies and Brokerage Corp., the S.S. United States will shortly begin removals in preparation for its movement to the shipyard for a complete retrofit. The vessel will undergo a massive rip-out and rebuild,
Stolt Offshore reported it has successfully completed the Eugene Island 275A platform salvage project for Total E&P USA, INC., in what is described as the first platform salvage using only mechanical cutting devices. The platform was located on OCS-G-0988,
Seacoast Electronics supplied an integrated electronics package to Halter Marine for the Foss Delta Mariner rocket booster transport ship. Seacoast was chosen by both Halter and Foss to provide a complete package encompassing systems design, communication and navigation electronics,
First Semisubmersible Drilling Rig Built On U.S. East Coast Christened At Bethlehem Steel's Baltimore, Md. Shipyard
The Ocean Scout, the first semisubmersible oil well drilling rig to be constructed on the East Coast of the U.S., was christened on December 10, 1973, at Bethlehem Steel's Fort McHenry shipyard, '.Baltimore, Md. It was delivered to Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company of New Orleans, La.
The newly formed Pacific Merchant Shipping Association in S'an Francisco, Calif., is launching a move to bring into its ranks a broad range of West Coast shipping and commercial interests, including foreign-flag steamship companies. At the start of the year,
The State of Alaska will solicit formal bids on the stretchout and modification project on the M/V Matanuska in the near future. The Matanuska is a ferry owned and operated by the State of Alaska. It is 356 feet long, to be lengthened with the addition of a new midbody to 408 feet.
One of the world's largest manufacturers of professional natical electronic charts, NAVIONICS, of Woods Hole, has developed a new credit card-size electronic chart module called the NAVIONICS Microchart. The Microchart uses the latest memory card
Michael S. Wasacz has been appointed to the newly established position of executive vice president of Matson Navigation Company of San Francisco, it was announced by James P. Gray, president. Mr. Wasacz will also continue to serve as president
Since January of this year, Maptech, Inc. has supplied nautical chart CD-ROM discs for the popular NavGraphic II GPS/LORAN Electronic Charting System. The NavGraphic II is manufactured by Trimble Navigation, Ltd. of Sunnyvale, Calif. The NavGraphic
Sperry has announced that it in tends to acquire the assets of Navidyne Corporation of Newport News. Va. Navidyne develops, sells, services, and operates marine electronic navigation and communications systems. The firm had 1983 sales of approximately $5 million.